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Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi

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The way I love experimenting with my Idli’s I love experimenting with Khichdi’s. Reason being it is healthy and a quick one pot meal. One can make it healthier by adding vegetables or keep it simple yet healthy by using different grains, lentils , legumes etc. The possibilities are endless. So when I have shortlisted Bajra as one of the grains for this marathon. I decided to make this second gluten free dish with Bajra , that is Bajra and Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi

I have already listed what is Bajra and its benefits in my earlier post on Bajra ka Bhat which is a one pot gluten free meal. I made this khichdi by adding another healthy ingredient Split Green Moong Dal. Green Moong Dal is high in fiber and protein and gets cooked very quickly. We need to combine this with some flavour rich ingredients as not everyone likes it mild and earthy flavour.

Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi

I decided to combine this with Bajra as again Bajra is not liked by everyone. Yes you would be like combining two ingredients which is not liked by all is not a good idea. But believe me the result is one of the yummiest khichdi I ever had. And both of my kids enjoyed too. I made this very simple, with a simple tadka along with green peas. I have not added any onion or garlic. But you can add it and also add vegetables of your choice.

Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi


Ingredients

  • 0.5 Cup Bajra (Pearl Millet)
  • 0.5 Cup Split Green Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter (More for topping up if required)
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 Cup Green peas
  • 1/2 tsp Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing) **Please see Notes
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 3 Cups Water (If you want it more liquid add 1 cup more water)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the Green Moong Dal for 30 minutes.
  • Wash and soak the Bajra for 30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker , add in the Ghee.
  • Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera.
  • Once the Jeera crackles add the ginger and saute it for a few seconds.
  • Now add turmeric, salt , green peas and give it a quick stir.
  • If using green chilies add it.
  • Add in the Bajra and Green Dal, and 3 cups of water.
  • Mix everything and let this cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles, Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or papad.
  • We enjoyed this with some patli Kadhi.

Notes

  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten free. Gluten intolerant people can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)

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Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Bajra and Split Green Moong Dal Khichdi is a fiber and protein rich, gluten free one pot meal which is a complete nutritious meal for adults and kids.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bajra, Gluten Free, Khichdi, Moong Dal, One Pot Meal, Winter Warmers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 0.5 Cup Bajra (Pearl Millet)
  • 0.5 Cup Split Green Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee / Clarified Butter (More for topping up if required)
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 Cup Green peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/4 inch chopped or grated ginger
  • 3 Cups Water (If you want it more liquid add 1 cup more water)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the Green Moong Dal for 30 minutes.
  • Wash and soak the Bajra for 30 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker , add in the Ghee.
  • Once hot add in the asafoetida and Jeera.
  • Once the Jeera crackles add the ginger and saute it for a few seconds.
  • Now add turmeric, salt , green peas and give it a quick stir.
  • If using green chilies add it.
  • Add in the Bajra and Green Dal, and 3 cups of water.
  • Mix everything and let this cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles, Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or papad.
  • We enjoyed this with some patli Kadhi.

Notes

  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten free. Gluten intolerant people can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)
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Sharmila Kingsly

Sunday 14th of April 2019

That is a nice take on the Bajra Kichadi... Green Peas addition is a lovely variation!!

harini

Friday 12th of April 2019

Wow! Loving all the rustic khichdis you are dishing out. I am only waiting for the series to end so I can bookmark the roundup :)

CookwithRenu

Saturday 13th of April 2019

Thank you

Srivalli Jetti

Friday 12th of April 2019

What a healthy mish mash of ingredients renu, I am sure it tasted excellent!

Pavani

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

Wow, I love this healthy and delicious Khichdi! I love the addition of peas! Thank you for sharing

CookwithRenu

Friday 12th of April 2019

Thank you

Gayathri Kumar

Friday 12th of April 2019

Nothing can make a mom happy than kids enjoying a nutritious meal. The bajra and green moong kichdi looks awesome and no wonder kids loved it.

CookwithRenu

Friday 12th of April 2019

So true, Thank you

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

Thursday 11th of April 2019

This is indeed a delicious and healthy kichadi. I too love playing with idlis and variety rice.

CookwithRenu

Friday 12th of April 2019

Thank you